Astrophysics II

A gravitational mirage. Four separate bluish white images of the quasar HE0230-2130 are seen. The two fuzzy reddish objects are the galaxies that cause the mirage. Image taken with the Baade 6.5-m telescope. (Image courtesy of Professor Scott Burles. Used with permission.)

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MIT Course Number

8.902

As Taught In

Fall 2004

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics. Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.

Schechter, Paul. 8.902 Astrophysics II, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-902-astrophysics-ii-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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